GS Battery Joins Call2Recycle

Partnership is designed to provide customers additional means to recycle small lead-acid batteries.

August 6, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

GS Battery (USA) Inc., based in Roswell, Ga., has joined Atlanta-based  Call2Recycle to enhance its recycling efforts and provide its customers additional means to recycle small, sealed lead-acid batteries. Call2Recycle claims it is the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America.

GS Battery is the American subsidiary of Japan’s GS Yuasa Group.

"GS Battery is dedicated to global environmental initiatives and is committed to complying with all laws and ordinances," says Jay Northey, executive vice president and GM. "It is our corporate philosophy to take a proactive approach to the environment, and we are proud to partner with Call2Recycle and give our customers another avenue to recycle our batteries here in the United States and Canada."

"Supporting a battery recycling program is one important way that businesses can advance their green business practices and make their organization more sustainable," says Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. "GS Battery is joining a dedicated group of manufacturers and marketers that have committed to a product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries and are contributing to a cleaner environment and healthier, safer communities."

Call2Recycle adds that it is the first battery recycling program to obtain Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) certification and e-Stewards certification.